Monday, January 12, 2009

January at its Best

I took a vacation day today and the weather was beautiful. I got up around 3 a.m. for a drink of water and I could see that it was foggy outside. The full moon was overhead and gave the view out towards the barn look haunting.
I learned this morning that the temperature dropped as the fog moved in and made a lite sheen of ice form on the trees and covered any other exposed surface.
When I stepped out after daylight to take the garbage cans to the road for pickup, I slipped like I was on an ice rink. The ice on the pines shimmered as the sun came up. I shook the persimmon tree and little flecks of ice fell like snowflakes.
After breakfast, we suited up and walked the dogs. I wound up walking well over an hour and I tallied up over 11,000 steps. I also got a did a lot of chores around the barn and shed today.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable day.

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